Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Bible References

I hated

Numbers 11:15
If you treat me this way, please kill me right now, if I have found favor in your sight; and do not let me see my wretchedness."
1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough. Now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers."
Job 3:20
"Why is light given to him who is in misery, life to the bitter in soul,
Job 7:15
so that my soul chooses strangling, death rather than my bones.
Job 14:13
"Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me.
Jeremiah 20:14
Cursed is the day in which I was born: do not let the day in which my mother bore me be blessed.
Jonah 4:3
Therefore now, LORD, take, I beg you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live."
Philippians 1:23
But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.


Ecclesiastes 1:14
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 3:16
Moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
Ezekiel 3:14
So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the anger of my spirit; and the hand of the LORD was strong on me.
Habakkuk 1:3
Why do you show me iniquity, and look at perversity? For destruction and violence are before me. There is strife, and contention rises up.


Ecclesiastes 2:11
Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 6:9
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Psalm 89:47
Remember how short my time is. For what vanity have you created all the children of men.

General references

Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 4:2
Therefore I praised the dead who have been long dead more than the living who are yet alive.
Ecclesiastes 12:8
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher. All is vanity.